Hardened film writers are indicating that the upcoming Justin Bieber concert documentary Never Say Never should give the 16-year-old singer what the Beatles' Hard Day's Night gave them legitimacy. Nearly all of them remark that the movie, being rushed out on Friday in order to take advantage of Bieber Fever, paints the 16-year-old as a hard-working, likable entertainer, and that it is likely to come close to equaling the $31.1 million that Miley Cyrus's similar doc pulled in three years ago. Michael Rechtshaffen in the Hollywood Reporter describes the movie this way "An energetic 3D portrait of the global superstar as a down-to-earth teen from small-town Canada, the 105-minute documentary works overtime (by about 10 minutes too long) to change his perception from fluke Internet phenom to the hardest working 16-year-old on the planet." The film, which premiered at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, is due to be rolled out beginning on Friday.

10/02/2011